Journal article

Quad bike-related injury in Victoria, Australia

Angela Clapperton, Emily L Herde, Tony Lower

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To enumerate and describe fatal and hospital-treated injury associated with quad bike use in Victoria. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive analysis of coronial records and hospital-treated injury data (2002-03 to 2010-11). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of quad bike-related fatalities, hospital admissions, emergency department (ED) presentations, and results of a trend and severity analysis (International Classification of Disease-based Injury Severity Score; ICISS). RESULTS: There were 19 fatalities, 766 hospital admissions and 816 ED presentations. The peak age group for fatalities and admissions was 15-29 years (26.3% and 27.9%, respectively), with children 0-14 years being the mo..

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